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Environmental, agriculture groups tell APEC, ASEAN: Stop GMO policy integration

Press release | November 16, 2015 at 14:08

Quezon City, Philippines - Greenpeace, together with Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa Pag-unlad ng Agrikultura (MASIPAG) and Sibol ng Agham at Teknolohiya (Sibat), called for a halt on genetically- modified organisms (GMO) policy integration in...

Sprouting from Disaster

Publication | August 29, 2018 at 14:33

Climate change is making natural disasters more intense and frequent, which in turn cause periodic food emergencies and damage billions' worth of agriculture. In response, the government must review its policies and craft new ones so that farmers...

Eco-ag network aids Lawin affected farmers in Cagayan

Press release | November 27, 2016 at 20:43

Solana, Cagayan; 27 November 2016 – A network of organizations comes to the aid of farmers affected by Typhoon Lawin by giving out seed and fertilizer response packages to jumpstart the province’s transition to ecological agriculture.

Evasco joins ‘organic’ mayors and civil society groups for dialogue on food policy

Press release | December 6, 2016 at 14:44

Quezon City, 6 December 2016 – Cabinet Secretary Leoncio Evasco, Jr. today joined mayors and members of civil society and environmental groups for a dialogue to forge partnerships toward the adoption of a people’s food policy that would address...

Young leaders urge Presidential candidates to seriously look into food security issue

Press release | April 8, 2016 at 13:03

Manila, Philippines - Following the recent Kidapawan incident involving farmers demanding food from the government, a group of young leaders expressed their dismay and are urging the Presidential candidates to seriously look into the country’s...

Multi-sectoral group calls on government to address PH food emergency

Press release | October 6, 2017 at 20:48

Quezon City – In the lead up to World Food Day, marked annually every 16th of October, a group of concerned farmers, consumers, producers, educators, and non-government, civil society and peoples’ organizations, have gathered together to call on...

Greenpeace statement on the approval of new GMO rules

Press release | March 9, 2016 at 11:40

MANILA - On Monday, March 7, 2016, the Philippine government approved a new set of rules on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) after the Supreme Court declared invalid the previous Department of Agriculture Order (DAO) 08.

Youth congregate in Cebu to promote agri issues in Presidential elections

Press release | March 19, 2016 at 15:54

Cebu City - Youth leaders from across the country have converged in Cebu on the eve of the 2nd Presidential Debates to demonstrate their support and solidarity with Filipino farmers, and to call on Presidential candidates to prioritize food,...

Youths call for protection of future and food security in nationwide flash mob

Press release | April 27, 2016 at 16:55

Manila – Youth representatives in Bacolod, Baguio, Cebu, Davao and Manila today held a simultaneous flash mob around the headquarters and provincial strongholds of Presidential candidates. They are calling for an urgent response to the growing...

Groups cite significance of Laudato Si to Philippine food and agriculture

Press release | August 19, 2015 at 16:31

Manila— For the first time since Pope Francis issued his game-changing encyclical Laudato Si, church groups, environmentalists, farmers and indigenous peoples’ organizations discussed and analyzed the papal encyclical’s significance specifically...

Youths to Presidential bets: be a HampasLupa, champion food and Ecological...

Press release | November 25, 2015 at 14:49

Quezon City, Philippines – Young leaders from all over the Philippines gathered today at the University of the Philippines Diliman to help shape the future of the country and challenge the 2016 Presidential aspirants to prioritize food and...

"Yes to Ecological Agriculture" Project Launch

Image gallery | September 19, 2014

Greenpeace launches #IAmHampasLupa to spotlight role of youth in addressing food,...

Press release | October 10, 2015 at 19:12

Baguio City – Greenpeace Philippines, in partnership with local organizations, challenged the voting youth to pledge to transform the country’s food and agriculture.

8 out of 10 Filipinos will go for Presidential bet with food and agriculture in platform

Press release | January 11, 2016 at 13:00

Quezon City, 11 January 2016 – Nearly eight out of 10, or 76% of 1200 respondents will vote for candidates whose platforms include ensuring food sufficiency and addressing farmers’ needs, reveals results from the Social Weather Station (SWS) 2015...

Greenpeace statement on the ARMM government’s strong support for organic food...

Press release | October 3, 2014 at 16:21

Manila, Philippines— Recently, the Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao signed a memorandum of agreement pushing for more livelihood projects through organic food production in Basilan. Daniel Ocampo, Ecological Agriculture Campaigner for...

Ecological Agriculture farmers come to aid of fellow farmers facing extreme weather...

Press release | June 12, 2016 at 18:14

Cotabato, Philippines – Farmers in Mindanao who were severely affected by the double El Niño last year and early this year, and who currently may be facing threats from La Niña, received a response package this past week, June 6-8, consisting of...

Greenpeace urges Binay to support climate resilience in Typhoon Lando response

Press release | October 26, 2015 at 17:45

Manila – Greenpeace today urged Philippines Vice President Jejomar Binay to support long-term climate resiliency solutions in agriculture, saying providing hybrid rice to farmers impacted by Typhoon Lando was a stop-gap measure that would not...

Mindanao youth call on presidentiables to back food security, ecological agriculture

Press release | November 13, 2015 at 13:16

Davao City - Hundreds of voting youth from different parts of Mindanao pressed the various presidential candidates to prioritize food security and ecological agriculture in their agenda at today’s #IAmHampasLupa Regional Youth Forum held in...

Cebu Food Diversity Fair

Blog entry by Andrea Xayide Gaurana | October 13, 2014

For an ordinary consumer like me, organic products do not seem commonplace in our readily accessible markets. We’re still stuck in the age of processed food, canned fruits, and packaged, well-labeled vegetables. Although I may have...

My down-to-earth project

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | March 6, 2015

I recently had the pleasure of attending an activity of the Senate Committee on Food and Agriculture in partnership with the Department of Agriculture. It was the launch of a gardening project right inside a vacant lot of a...

#IAmHampasLupa: Back to what really matters

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 16, 2015 2 comments

Two farmers, different stories. Arthritis-ridden Florencio Urquia wept for his country, a land of almost a hundred million people who seem to forget how to and who tills the soil to produce the food they eat. Last Wednesday, in an...

Dolores farmers recovering from Typhoon Ruby, brace for onset of El Niño

Press release | March 29, 2015 at 12:33

Quezon City, Philippines – Just over three months after Typhoon Ruby struck the municipality of Dolores in Eastern Samar, many of the region’s farmers are now on the road to recovery and harvesting new crops following a farmer-to-farmer organic...

Farmers face uncertainties because of GMO contamination

Blog entry by Daniel Ocampo | September 24, 2014

Eugenio Geraldo is a 51-year old farmer from Tomigbong, San Luis in Malitbog, in the province of Bukidnon. He is married and has six children. He started farming as early as 1971 and farming has remained his source of livelihood when...

Much ado about MINGO—lifesaving food packets

Blog entry by Virginia Benosa-Llorin | March 17, 2015

Let’s face it, the Philippines is a country more prone to natural calamities and disasters. A recently published report by the risk analysis firm Verisk Maplecroft said that the Philippines has, unfortunately,  21 out of 100 cities...

5 reasons you should support the Monsanto Tribunal

Blog entry by Angelica Carballo-Pago | October 13, 2016

A  symbolic trial  being held in The Hague, Netherlands this week could shape the future of the food we eat. Agrochemical giant Monsanto faces people who have suffered from the corporation's greed-driven approach to agriculture.

Cebuanos reject GE ‘Golden’ rice anew, calls support for Ecological Agriculture

Press release | October 8, 2014 at 15:39

Cebu City -- At the People’s Forum on Ecological Agriculture held today in Cebu City, more than 400 leaders representing various farming group, women and youth organizations, consumer and health advocates have declared strong opposition against...

Groups mount the country’s largest ‘food art’ to demand government support for...

Press release | October 18, 2014 at 13:49

Quezon City, Philippines-– Today, Greenpeace and other civic groups— composed of farmers, mothers, health advocates, organic consumers and traders and policy makers— came together to celebrate the country’s rich and diverse agricultural heritage.

Urban Gardening launched in Las Piñas

Image gallery | February 5, 2015

What inspires you to support Greenpeace Philippines?

Blog entry by Jenny Tuazon | December 26, 2014 1 comment

“The optimism of the action is better than the pessimism of the thought.” ~ Harald Zindler The holidays are always a good time to look back and reflect on the year that passed so that we can face the coming year with confidence...

Mindanao groups say ‘Yes’ to Ecological Agriculture

Press release | September 18, 2014 at 16:17

Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines— Today, various groups have expressed their full support to a new Greenpeace initiative that aims to promote and strengthen Ecological Agriculture in the Philippines. Representatives from the local government,...

Cooking Demo at the Diversity Fair

Image gallery | September 24, 2014

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